Ugly Betty: I See Me, I.C.U.
(S02E08) There have been a lot of sad episodes of Ugly Betty this season, and this week was no exception. Don't let the above photo fool you; the wacky antics were few and far between. For the most part, "I See Me, I.C.U." dealt with the fallout from the disastrous Meade-Slater wedding. Guest star Mo'Nique (as the cleverly named L'Amanda) did her best to lighten the mood, though.
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So, Bradford's gone. Alan Dale cannot catch a break, can he? His characters have died of heart attacks in two earlier shows, and now this. If Charles Widmore dies on Lost, I think he can officially call himself cursed. I'm actually OK with Bradford's passing. Lately I had felt like Bradford's storylines (doubting Daniel, hating various members of his family, etc.) were being recycled, and there wasn't much left for him to do. I was glad that he acted like a caring husband and father in his last moments, though. His final conversation with Claire was especially touching. He could also be the reason that Betty returns to Mode--fingers crossed. Rest in peace, Bradford, you silver fox.
When Alexis was encouraging her father to go into the light, I was sure that she was involved in his death. She looked pretty devastated after Bradford died, though, so I think my imagination was just running wild. The loss had better motivate Alexis and Daniel to join forces against Wili. From where I sit, she's winning the war for Mode. If Bradford hadn't died, she would have taken over on Monday and destroyed the magazine. The Meade siblings need to play catch-up, since neither one is a match for Wili on an individual level. I can't wait to find out what her proposition to the doctor entailed. Any ideas, viewers?
Henry and Betty's weekend Mode caper was actually pretty cute. They made a great team during Petra-gate, and they worked well together this week. They did some dorky flirting, and Henry took one for the team by distracting the smitten L'Amanda. You can't blame her for crushing on Sugarstick. If Henry's willing to actively participate in Betty's crazy schemes, he could be a keeper. On an unrelated note, I think that Amanda would freak if she came face to face with her weekend counterpart.
I'm a little disappointed that Claire is going back to jail, but I suppose it was inevitable. Will we get more scenes of Daniel and Alexis visiting Claire in prison, or will the writers find some way of getting her out again? If only there was a way to get the old Claire back! It was thoughtful of Claire to let Yoga off the hook by telling the police that she was dead. This is probably the last we'll see of her. Perhaps Claire will get another scary "mentor" in prison.
I thought that the scenes between New Betty and Old Betty were sweet. Old Betty's argument was a strong one. Since she started working at Mode, Betty has done a lot of things that she isn't proud of. She was a little hasty to judge her overall experience on the bad experiences alone, however. A lot of great things have happened since she became Daniel's assistant. She met Daniel and Christina, who are two of her closest friends. She also met Henry, and began one of the cutest nerd-romances ever. Betty wasn't going to be a wide-eyed goody-two-shoes forever, and I think she's found a reasonable balance between good and evil at Mode. A little Mode mischief never hurt anyone.
My favorite lines of the episode:
- "Find this 'Charity' person and kill her." --Marc
- "You may never have gotten his love and approval, but at least you got his jawline." --Amanda
- "I'm sweet like sugar, soft like suede, but unlike a piano, I never get played." --The ultra-smooth Henry Grubstick
- "Is that water boiling underneath you? 'Cause I think I smell a plan brewing." --Marc
- "So, in conclusion, you are a weenie." --Betty's strongly worded letter to Marc
- Wili nicknaming Henry and Betty "Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-Diego."
Next week--Bradford's funeral, and the beginning of Wili's hostile takeover.
|It was the right time. There wasn't much left for him to do.||197 (53.2%)|
|He'll be missed.||99 (26.8%)|
|I could go either way.||69 (18.6%)|
|Other (elaborate in comments).||5 (1.4%)|